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The Ganges is like no other river on Earth. It brings life to hundreds of millions of people across India. For a billion Hindus, it's the immortal Mother Goddess who will wash away a lifetime of sins. But India is changing, taking its place as one of the world's great superpowers and the future of the Ganges hangs in the balance. In this ambitious, entertaining and illuminating three-part series, Sue Perkins goes on an extraordinary journey, spanning over 1,500 miles, from the Ganges source high in the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal. She travels through some of the most extraordinary, chaotic and exciting places on earth exploring the lives and landscapes of modern India at this crucial point in its history. For the story of the Ganges is the story of modern India.
In this first episode, Sue begins her epic journey in the highest mountains on earth. She treks to the source of the Ganges River, meeting hermits and the wise and wandering holy people that call this sacred landscape home.
In this second episode we find Sue is half way down the mighty Ganges, in the ancient city of Varanasi. Many travellers to India will stop off here for a day or two, to take in the sights of this extraordinary place. But for India's 950 million Hindus it has a unique significance.
Sue is on the final stretch of the river, where a new India is being built right before her very eyes.
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